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barb

A shortening of "barbiturate," a drug class that consists of sedatives and hypnotics. Barbs are dangerous, man—I'd stay away from them.

barb

n. a barbiturate; a barbiturate capsule. (Drugs.) Joey is so hooked on barbs!
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Feathers derive from a complex process of morphogenesis inside embryonic feather filaments that begins with the formation of barb ridges and terminates with the formation of barbs, free in plumulaceous feathers and regularly joined to a rachis in pennaceous feathers (Lucas & Stettenheim, 1972; Chuong & Widelitz, 1999; Prum & Dyck, 2003; Sawyer & Knapp, 2003).
It failed - one of the barbs became detached, breaking the circuit - and the animal ran off.
3 Sandwich the clamps around the barbs and tighten the screws snugly.
Schmidt and his colleagues at the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Md., recently developed an instrument for stripping a feather's quill of its fibrous barbs. It's a contraption much like a paper shredder but a "high-precision shredder," says Schmidt.
Schmidt and his team at the ARS developed an efficient method for sorting quill from barb in chopped feather.
But Lochhead's structure is so awkward -- the putative revelations so contrived -- that one ends up irritated by the authorial gerrymandering rather than drawn into Barbs' readily identifiable plight.
As seen in the movie's trailer released on Friday, Barbs sets out on her own adventure such as joining a beauty pageant and transitioning into a man.
Even then, accidental contact with barbs results in torn clothing and occasional minor injury.
Contract award for for cutting concrete and barbed wire fence
It has been suggested rather that the injuries are a side effect of other benefits the males reap from the barbs. Now, for the first time, we are able to show that this is the case," says Arnqvist.
The lice hide between the barbs sprouting from the central shaft, reports Moyer's Utah colleague Sarah Al-Tamimi.
'I really think Martin del Rosario can pull [off] Barbs!!!
One doesn't have to be a farm or ranch boy to know what barbed wire is; even the most-citified people have gotten pants caught on the prickly barbs that fence off farm and other property across the United States.